Pay per head services saw that the player was sidelined since December 17 after he fractured the lateral tibial plateau in his knee. Bryant also didn’t play in the Lakers’ first 19 games while he was recovering from a torn Achilles in his left leg suffered last season.
This season, the five-time NBA champion played a total of six games, and price per head sportsbooks learned that he had an average of 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 42.5 percent shooting from the field.
In November, the Lakers signed Bryant to a $48.5 million, two-year contract extension.
Last month, the player said that his recovery is “a slow process” during a news conference held during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans.
On February 21, Bryant’s team physician Dr. Steve Lombardo examined the player, and it was determined that he would be on the sidelines for another three weeks before he was re-evaluated because of continued pain, soreness, and swelling in his knee, and pay per head services could see how concerned his fans were after they found out about this.
Coach Mike D’Antoni said at the time that he was not sure if this season the team would see Bryant again.
“I don’t know,” he said. “That’s out of my hands. We’ll see. I have no answer to that one.”
Mitch Kupchak, Lakers general manager, said that he didn’t want to have Bryant playing again until he was “100 percent.”
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“We’re not going to push him to get back,” Kupchak said. “I don’t see why you would. We’ve made a commitment to him for two more years, and I just don’t know why we’d do that [push him to come back]. But if he feels he’s ready and he’s in shape and he gets the doctor’s approval, then there’s no reason why he couldn’t do that.”